Not only are we helping to support this foundation, but this also gives current workers an opportunity to sponsor the next generation of skilled workers by making a donation to their education.
Leesburg, Va. (PRWEB) October 01, 2012
WorkBoots.com – a customer service-focused Internet retailer based in Chesterfield, Mo. – is launching today a new initiative to support SkillsUSA in its important work of preparing America’s future workforce through career and technical education programs. WorkBoots.com customers now have the opportunity to make donations during the checkout process in a variety of dollar amounts with all proceeds going directly to SkillsUSA.
“SkillsUSA serves 130 occupational titles in construction, transportation, manufacturing and other economic sectors. That’s a lot of boots on the ground,” said Tim Lawrence, executive director of SkillsUSA. “Because work boots are essential to the safety and comfort of people on the job, we particularly appreciate this new support by WorkBoots.com for our members, their instructional programs and for the preparation of the skilled workforce this country desperately needs.”
“As a retailer that caters to the working men and women of America, we want to show our support for the essential skills and contributions they make every day,” said Chad Weinman, CEO of WorkBoots.com. “Not only are we helping to support this foundation, but this also gives current workers an opportunity to sponsor the next generation of skilled workers by making a donation to their education. After learning more about SkillUSA’s mission and the organization’s dedication to the skilled workforce, our leadership team decided to join their cause and contribute to their goals. We’re proud to do it.”
SkillsUSA is a nationwide partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. It helps students discover and grow their career passion. SkillsUSA annually serves over 303,000 high school and, college/postsecondary students, and their instructors in technical, skilled and service occupation instructional programs. SkillsUSA chapters are in career and technical high schools, and two- and four-year colleges. It was formerly known as the Vocational Industrial Clubs of America Inc. (VICA) and was founded in 1965 as a way to teach students leadership skills to complement their chosen vocations. The organization emphasizes respect for the dignity of work, ethics, workmanship, scholarship and safety. See SkillsUSA.
Founded in 2004, WorkBoots.com is a customer service-focused Internet retailer based in Chesterfield, Mo. Serving hard-working professionals, the online superstore provides a wide selection of high-quality work boots and delivers them right to your doorstep. Top brands include Timberland PRO, Cat Footwear, Georgia Boot, and Wolverine. See the work boots superstore.
Thomas W. Holdsworth, director
Communications and Government Relations
703-737-0607 or tholdsworth (at) skillsusa (dot) org
Katie Frasier, Social Media Specialist
636-680-8026 or katie (at) cat5 (dot) com